Client Access

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Client Access has been superseded by IBM_i_Access_Client_Solutions

See also: ISeries Access
  • See Green Screen
  • This is a GUI (Graphical User Interface} for using Microsoft Windows to access AS/400.
  • IBM frequently made improvements in this interface, and changed the name to reflect the new and improved reality.
    • This happened so often that people could get lost figuring out what is now the official name.
    • Before Client Access there was PC whatever Support.
    • After Client Access there was iSeries Access.
  • While this stuff may be relatively simple to use, when it is working correctly, figuring it out for installation and troubleshooting can be a nightmare. See Client Access Refresh

Silent Install

If the decision is made to send them a copy of System i Access to install on their PC's, see the links for creating a tailored image and performing a silent install.

This will allow you set up an installation which only includes the components which /you/ want them to install, and simplifies the installation on their end.





Install IBM i Access for Mac

Note: The instructions below will work only with a zip file. If you are using Safari you may need to change the preference settings to prevent it from automatically unzipping the file as part of the download.

Open up Mac's Terminal app using Cmd+Space and then type "Terminal"

cd into where the zip file now exists:

cd ~/Downloads

Use unzip to get the zip file contents into the /Applications folder:

unzip -d "/Applications/IBM i Access Client"

cd into the following folder where now exists:

cd /Applications/IBM\ i\ Access\ Client\

Now unzip the file into /Applications which will add content to /Applications/IBM i Access Client

unzip -d /Applications

You should now have "IBM i Access Client Solutions" with an icon in the /Applications folder, as shown below. Double click to start or do Cmd+Spacebar to open Spotlight and type "ibm" to locate it, as shown below.



(Thanks to Aaron Bartell for the info)


Current versions of OS/X default to "owning" the function keys. In order to use the F keys normally with the emulator you may need to make two additional changes.

  1. Open System Preferences and select the Keyboard option. Make sure that "Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys" is selected on the Keyboard tab.
  2. Select the Shortcuts tab and make sure that "Show Desktop" and "Show Dashboard" are either deselected or assigned to keys other than F11 and F12. You can remap them to Command + the F key if you wish.

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